The Deadly Western Connections
The Aboriginal Services Network of the West (ASNoW) established the Deadly Western Connections website in 2021 to increase opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community connections and improve access to services in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

The Deadly Western Connections artwork was developed by Aboriginal Artist Dixon Patten

Jobs & Training
Are you looking for a new job? Have a look at the employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and find one that can jumpstart your next career move.

Kangaroo Apple flower

Business Directory
Kinaway Chamber of Commerce fosters and develops partnerships with government, corporates and academia to build procurement opportunities and facilitate support to Aboriginal businesses. Check out these businesses.

Grasslands view to the You Yangs

Events
Bring your kids, bring your mob to some of these deadly events and programs.

KRoad Cliffs, Werribee River

Traineeships & Volunteering
Get a kickstart into your career by applying for an internship or lock in some extra training.

White gum, Bungeys Hole, Werribee River

Services & Networks
Are you looking for a particular service or support? Check out our diverse network across a broad range of sectors.

Truganina swamp, Altona

Deadly Communities

This is a meeting place for the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in western metropolitan Melbourne.
The site is an online only collaboration of various providers in the west and is therefore unable to accept donations.

May 24, 2024 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sorry Day Event 2024

Please come along to the Wunggurrwil Dhurrung Centre for a day of reflection and unity on Friday 24th May 2024, 11am – 2pm, with an Acknowledgement and smoking ceremony. This is a free event with lunch provided. If you would like to register your attendance, please contact email: vaccawestculturalevents@vacca.org or ph. 039742-8300 and please state your dietary needs.

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May 26, 2024 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

National Sorry Day Flag Raising Ceremony

Wyndham City Council invites you to come together as community to recognise National Sorry Day, a day of observance, reflection and learning that commemorates the Stolen Generations.

Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation will provide a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony before a flag raising event and a range of guest speakers.

BBQ Breakfast and refreshments will be provided.

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May 25, 2024 10:00 am - May 26, 2024 4:00 pm

Sorry Day Film Installation

As part of Melton City Council‘s Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week campaign, join MCC for a special film installation at Melton Library & Learning Hub and view historical footage about the Stolen Generation and the National Apology. Click below for the detailed flyer. This is a two-day event and booking are not required to attend. 25th May & 26th May

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May 27, 2024 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

National Reconciliation Week Flag Raising Ceremony

Wyndham City Council will mark the start of National Reconciliation Week with a community and staff flag raising event and morning tea.

The event will include a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony, provided by the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation and will include guest speakers, community organisations, BBQ Breakfast and performances.

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St Kilda, Melbourne
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Werribee
DUE DATE: 27/05/2024
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Preston
DUE DATE: 28/05/2024
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Collingwood, Melbourne
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Acknowledgement of Country and Traditional Owners


We recognise all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Nations of the lands now known as Australia. We acknowledge the people of the Wadawurrung, Woiwurrung and Boonwurrung languages in the Kulin Nation as the First Custodians of these grasslands, waterways and basalt plains.

For tens of thousands of years, the Werribee River has been a significant meeting place for a diversity of Aboriginal people to build community, exchange resources, and share responsibility for its lands. We pay respect to the wisdom of Ancestors and resilience of Elders, past and present. We recognise the ongoing impacts of colonisation for generations of Aboriginal people and this land. We commit ourselves to learning and working together to determine a better future, grounded in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of caring for the whole earth community.